Monday, October 20, 2014

Old Grudge Ends In Wal-Mart Parking Lot

"YULEE, FL — A grudge ignited nearly a decade ago over a job loss exploded into violence Tuesday that ended with one man killed in a Wal-Mart parking lot and the other dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.

"Allen James Fourtunia, 59, blamed supervisors for losing his job at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in 2005, and a random encounter Tuesday with one of those bosses ended in death, according to the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.

"Investigators said Fourtunia ran over Steven G. Swan, 53, in the parking lot of a super Wal-Mart on Florida 200 in Yulee, so angry that he got out of his car and kicked and punched Swan before driving off. Swan was taken to UF Health Jacksonville where he died.

"His exact cause of death was not immediately available.

"Following the assault, Fourtunia drove off and was followed by witnesses to his home on Arrigo Boulevard in the Nassau Lakes subdivision.

"He shot at the witnesses when three cars pulled up behind him, investigators said. No one was hurt, but the shots drew nearby deputies who then exchanged gunfire with Fourtunia.

"He killed himself inside the house. Investigators found evidence there that Fourtunia had been suicidal for some time, said Undersheriff George Lueders."


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